Buckinghamshire Bake-Off and Bake Sale
in Aid of Sport Relief
Saturday 22nd March 2014
The Buckinghamshire Bake-Off kicks off at 3.30pm, judging commences at 4.30pm, and the Prize Ceremony is at 5.45pm, at The Potting Shed, Askett. Entry costs (which all go to SportRelief) are £5 per adult entry per category, £3 per child entry per category and entrants should Enter Online, via Beverley’s online entry form, all found at the website www.bucksbakeoff.com. A KitchenAid Food Mixer is the top prize.
“I’ve long wanted to launch an annual Bake-Off, ever since publishing my ‘Cupcake, Muffins and Afternoon Tea’ App, [available for £2.99 on iTunes] so I am really excited that we have finally launched one! I cannot wait, I absolutely love seeing real people cook real food – it’s my biggest motivation in Beverley Glock Cookery School. And this is really inclusive – we’ve got all ages, from under 7 to grown-ups, and a special category called ‘Blokes’ Biscuits’ so kids can force non-cooking dads, big brothers, granddads or uncles into the kitchen!”
“We’re really pleased to say that Mike Bushell, BBC Sports Presenter, has kindly made time in his busy schedule to come and do the Awards Ceremony, and we’ve got some other celebrity and professional judges up our sleeves too – we’ll be announcing them on the website very soon. We have some amazing prizes – the adult categories Baking Champion of Champions will receive a KitchenAid Food Mixer! [model to be confirmed]. Plus there are spaces on Beverley’s workshops, baking books, baking hampers, and even more in the pipeline to be announced. Every single entrant gets a goody bag, just for entering. So everyone’s a winner!”
Beverley is teaming up with her Facebook Marketing consultancy, Red Kite Communications, run by Bucks mum of two, Catherine Lloyd Evans, and between them they are organising the event free of charge with the aim of raising heaps of cash for Sport Relief.
Key to the event was finding a good local venue, and Beverley is delighted that The Potting Shed, Askett have jumped at the task. Alex Bantun-Lees, who runs it, says “We are really happy to be hosting this event – we pride ourselves on fresh, local produce, and we’re pretty proud of our mouth-watering selection of cakes, too – what could be more local than a Bake-Off with entries from the surrounding area?!” His team are also super sporty – in November 2013 they launched Cycle Sundays – a mountain bike blast around the Chilterns led by their chef and bike expert Freddie Bowey. Bikers meet at 9:30am Sunday mornings for tea and a bite to eat before setting off for a gruelling ride across the local landscape, returning for a full English breakfast at the Café. “So a Bake-Off, in aid of a sport charity really makes us feel happy”, said Alex.
It’s not just The Potting Shed who are sporty – in her spare time, Beverley is a nut for sport – the more high octane the better, so if she’s not bombing down a slope on a snowboard, she’s whizzing down muddy hills in the Chilterns on a Mountain Bike or tap-dancing of an evening. So when planning her inaugural Buckinghamshire Bake-Off 2014, it seemed apt that she should do it all in aid of SportRelief.